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Battlefield V's War Stories opening cinematics hook the player

Battlefield V's War Stories opening cinematics hook the player

17 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

I've been battle testing Electronic Arts Battlefield V for a few days, and I've finished the first three available War Stories, or the single-player campaign of the game. I...
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Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services

Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services

18 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services. Microsoft acquired Seattle-based PlayFab back in January for its Azure platform.
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Jam City acquires Disney's Emoji Blitz mobile game studio, cuts multiyear licensing deal

Jam City acquires Disney's Emoji Blitz mobile game studio, cuts multiyear licensing deal

21 hours ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

The emojis will be flying at mobile game publisher Jam City today, which just announced a big licensing partnership with Disney in mobile gaming. Under the deal, Los...
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Universal reveals Fast & Furious: Takedown on iOS and Android

Universal reveals Fast & Furious: Takedown on iOS and Android

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

Universal Games and Digital Platforms and Australian indie game maker SMG Studio announced Fast & Furious: Takedown, a new street car racing mobile game.
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Flaregames lays off 45, founder gives up CEO title

Flaregames lays off 45, founder gives up CEO title

2 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Mobile game publisher Flaregames is laying off 45 people, and its founder Klaas Kersting is handing over the CEO duties to executive Todd English.
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Echo Combat brings 4v4 zero-gravity combat to virtual reality

Echo Combat brings 4v4 zero-gravity combat to virtual reality

2 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Echo Combat debuts on Thursday as the latest 4v4 zero-gravity robot-fighting virtual reality game from Ready At Dawn Studios.
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Pocket Gems' Wild Beyond bring core real-time strategy to mobile

Pocket Gems' Wild Beyond bring core real-time strategy to mobile

2 days ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

War Dragons creator Pocket Gems unveiled Wild Beyond, a hardcore mobile game that blends real-time strategy and collectible card games.
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Hunt: Showdown's lead designer on sneaking though the new map

Hunt: Showdown's lead designer on sneaking though the new map

3 days ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

Crytek is beefing up Hunt: Showdown, which launched on Steam Early Access nine months ago. It is adding a new map, better matchmaking, and anti-cheating.
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How Niantic designers tackled Ingress Prime reboot

How Niantic designers tackled Ingress Prime reboot

3 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Niantic's designers went for a much more modern approach with cool augmented reality to remake its first location game into the Ingress Prime reboot.
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How Samsung and Skydance view the evolving world of VR

How Samsung and Skydance view the evolving world of VR

3 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Both Skydance Interactive and Samsung are still bullish on the long-term potential of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
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Apple's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is now available

Apple's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is now available

Apple has released its 2018 holiday gift guide, the guide features Apple's latest devices, which include their new iPhone XS and XS Max and the iPhone XR. It also features the... Read more ...

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with light theme, improvements to...

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with light theme, improvements to snipping and printing

Microsoft's Windows 10 build 18282 : a light theme and improvements to snipping, printing, Windows Update, brightness, and Narrator. Read more ...

Microsoft introduces guidelines for developing responsible conversational AI

Microsoft introduces guidelines for developing responsible conversational AI

As more of our partners, clients and customers set out to design conversational interfaces such as chatbots and virtual assistants, they often ask us for advice on how to... Read more ...

Feedly for Android redesign may take getting used to

Feedly for Android redesign may take getting used to

The Android beta version of Feedly got a major redesign that modernizes the look and feel of the app, but it may take power users some getting used to. As would make sense for... Read more ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Accept ADL Courage Against Hate Award on December 3

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Accept ADL Courage Against Hate Award on December 3

At the annual Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, the Anti-Defamation League will present Apple CEO Tim Cook with its inaugural Courage Against Hate Award. Cook... Read more ...

Pixel's Night Sight low-light camera feature also enhances shots taken in...

Pixel's Night Sight low-light camera feature also enhances shots taken in daylight

Earlier today, we told you that the Night Sight feature that comes out of the box with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, will roll out to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL... Read more ...

Instagram update adds a tool that measures how long users spend on the app

Instagram update adds a tool that measures how long users spend on the app

The Android 9 Pie update adds a beta version of the DigitalWellbeing app that measures how often an Android device owner is using a particular app. And iOS owners have the... Read more ...

Microsoft's Cortana app for iOS is updated to version 3.0, bringing a new...

Microsoft's Cortana app for iOS is updated to version 3.0, bringing a new look and some new capabilities

The Microsoft Cortana personal assistant app for iOS is getting redesigned through an update that The Verge says is rolling out now. Besides offering users a new look, the... Read more ...

Twitter for iOS gains updated search tab with new section-based interface

Twitter for iOS gains updated search tab with new section-based interface

Twitter announced today that it is rolling out an update to the search tab in the Twitter app for iOS that adds sections. The company says that with these new sections, it's... Read more ...

Pixel 3's disappearing text messages are being addressed, says Google

Pixel 3's disappearing text messages are being addressed, says Google

Since its launch on October 18, Google's Pixel 3 has seemingly been plagued with a series of varying issues, with some users reporting instances of photos not saving , memory... Read more ...